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wether

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɛðə
 
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Definition of wether in English:

noun

A castrated ram.
Example sentences
  • Most adult sheep were wethers (castrated rams) raised mainly for wool.
  • In Trial 3, the effects of corn smut on the in vivo digestibility of high corn silage diets were determined with mature Hampshire-cross wethers.
  • They brought with them 350 ewes, 45 wethers, ten bullocks, six heifers, one bull, four horses, and a number of goats and some poultry.

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch weer and German Widder.

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